The Richland 1 school board has selected B.W.P. and Associates to help in its search for a new superintendent.
The board made the selection earlier this week as a first step in replacing Percy Mack, who retired in July after six years with the district and 42 years in public education.
B.W.P. and Associates is a well-known education leadership search firm that matches prospective administrative candidates with school districts. The firm worked with the district in 2008 when Mack was hired.
The company carries out the interview process and provides a slate of potential superintendent candidates to the board. The company has worked with Richland 1 and nine other S.C. school districts, according to its website.
The company traditionally works closely with the board and the community to develop a profile of a candidate that would best suit a district’s unique characteristics.
No timetable for the search has been publicly released.
In the Midlands, B.W.P Associates also has worked with Kershaw County in its selection of Superintendent Frank Morgan. In 2010, it facilitated the search in former Richland 2 Superintendent Katie Brochu, although she remained a controversial choice until her departure in 2013.
While the search continues for Mack’s successor, Cynthia Cash-Greene is working as interim Richland 1 superintendent.
Cash-Greene is a veteran of Richland 1. She is being paid $163,248 annually, according to her contract.